Northeast Ohio 2019

Discussion in 'Ohio' started by ksu_shroomer, Apr 18, 2019.

  1. the shroominator

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    Nice finds everyone!!! I hope to find areas where I can find as many black morels as you KSU!! I’m sure you’ve certainly put in your time for those spots
     
  2. John Wasko

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    Been checking the last couple weeks and haven’t seen much action. Check the same grounds today and hitting the mother load for grey’s. I’m in northern Geauga southern Lake County. The next couple weeks should be something to remember!!
     

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  3. John Wasko

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    Rain started so I quit. Ended with 20 greys and 28 half frees. The three small greys were broke off and laying on the forest floor so I grabbed them. Pleasantly surprised considering it’s been so cool up here and things haven’t really got going.
     

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  4. shroomsearcher

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    First finds in Mahoning Co. today for me. A few fresh yellows and some greys, I think. Never found greys there so not sure, but they sure look like pics of greys I've seen here. I took the yellows because they were growing right beside the 2 track I was hiking in on! I could see where an ATV had almost run them over! and I took some of the greys because, never finding them before, I really don't know how big they get. I did cover up some real tiny ones.

    We're just getting started here. The apples trees aren't fully bloomed, and I only saw a couple of dogwoods in bloom and this woods is full of them. The place is also lousy with Dryad's Saddle, and I only saw two new sprouts about the size of silver dollars. Hopefully a long way to go.
     
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  5. Jomacooso

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    I can’t wait for the weekend. This hot rainy weather the next couple days is gonna be great!
     
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  6. John Wasko

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    AMEN!!!
     
  7. MorelMe330

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    Still oddly quiet in Wayne County.
     
  8. bluetick1921

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    How long does morels stay good for after dehydrated and put in glass jars
     
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  9. Old Elm

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    Shame........ :(
     
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  10. Old Elm

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    I store em dried in sealed caning jars with a bit of uncooked rice, they’ll last years that way, but we always seem to eat em up.
     
  11. bluetick1921

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    I did not put rice in jar is there a way to tell if they are bad
     
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  12. Old Elm

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    Just reconstitute em
     
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  13. shroomsearcher

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    I agree. Give the soil temps a little kick in the pants! I killed myself in the heat today trying to get ahead of the yard work so I can go hunt this weekend.

    Plus, I installed the software that should have allowed me to download pics from my camera, but no go! And now I'm getting messages from "Nikon Message Center 2" about updates! AAAARRRGGGHH!! Why can't anything be simple?
     
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  14. bluetick1921

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    I was going to do that but didn't know if there was away to tell if they had gone bad this month is new to me i have 2 different jars one i air dried and they feel like paper and the other jar i dehydrated and they are hard and crispy thank you for your advise good luck on your hunts this and every season
     
  15. John Wasko

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    What a day! 53 total in Lake County. Some were as big as my hand. Mostly blacks with a couple greys mixed in plus 2 perfect pheasant backs!!! Still a bunch of hunting left too!!!
     

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  16. GoatMomma

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    Could you share how long it took to find the pile of morels in your post. Or/and how long in general it take to find morels in Portage County. I must be doing something wrong cause I’ve only ever found one morel at a time, never a “honey pot”.
     
  17. shroomsearcher

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    There are no shortcuts. We all have "indicators" that we watch which will give us a hint of when to get out there. Where is another question. I looked 2 whole seasons before I found any, and still haven't found any flushes of "mother lode" quantity! Plus, every year is different. This one seems to be shaping up as a good one, so get out there and look around.

    One thing that helps me is that I've heard that kids are good at spotting them because of their lower point of view. And maybe because they have fresher eyes! Anyway, when I hit a spot that looks "shroomy", or where I've found them before, I'll put my hands on my knees and bend over. I scan around, starting at my feet and working outward. Many times I've done this and said, "Oh! There's one!" And I'll keep looking and spot another. The most I've spotted from any one vantage point was 5.

    Might not sound like many, but I'm thankful for every one I get.
     
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  18. Jomacooso

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    Checked my yellow spot this morning. 45A387D3-9517-4595-B3B0-255832809759.jpeg 4648DFA2-802E-49FD-8DB4-A6F5D1EAEF0A.jpeg
     
  19. John Wasko

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  20. Jomacooso

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